University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor a Child in Reading

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in that child's life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided (in person or online) in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy, One Child At a Time!

Tutoring is held every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: May 13, 2017 | Map Directions


Rural Community Development

All the volunteers will be located according to the their application form

Agency: YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATION | date posted: Jul 29, 2011 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

- Volunteer to teach in rural schools - Volunteer to build community projects - Volunteer with orphaned kids

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 23, 2013 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |


Special Event Planning / Fundraising

Raising awareness and funds through special events is an easy way to support women and children escaping domestic violence. You and your friends are able to create, plan, and implement your own special event. Responsibilities will vary with the type of event and you can commit to as much or as little as you would like.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jul 28, 2014 | date to expire: May 31, 2017 |


CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

CASA Volunteers give abused and neglected children hope by visiting with them twice each month, communicating with other professionals including Social Services Case Workers, Attorneys, teachers, family members and more, and speaking up for them in court making sure their needs and wishes are heard. Today, over 600 children in Denver alone are in need of a CASA volunteer. Stand up for a child. Be their voice. Become a CASA!

Agency: Child Advocates - Denver CASA | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


Volunteer Coach

As a volunteer coach you will work alongside other CAC coaches (volunteers and senior staff) at one or more of our partner programs. We typically stay at each partner program for 1-2 weeks. Depending on the length of your volunteering, you may volunteer in several communities and possibly several different countries during your trip. Prior to your departure we will provide you with coach training (see below), but you will also learn a lot in your first few days On-Field with the expectation that you are a full CAC coach by the end of your first week, capable of training local leaders at that time.

Agency: Coaches Across Continents | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Direct Patient Volunteer

Seeking volunteers to provide company for The Denver Hospice patients at this Nursing Home by just being present in good conversation, playing card games, reading books, or just being present. Residents who have life limiting illness will enjoy the activities run by volunteers as it is an integral part of bringing the feeling of home to the facility.

Agency: The Denver Hospice | date posted: Feb 25, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Community Outreach and Education

Educate the public on local and state issues by walking door to door and calling citizens in the community.

Agency: Americans for Prosperity | date posted: Mar 10, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Headquarters Office Volunteer

The Office Volunteer will perform a variety of administrative tasks and projects supporting the organization’s team in the NILMDTS headquarters office. This position helps to extend the resources of NILMDTS to better support and meet the needs of our volunteers and the families that we serve.

-Administrative tasks may include filing, organizing mailings, data entry, responding to e-mail, preparing thank-you cards and other general office tasks as required

-Handling phone calls - incoming and outgoing, in a professional and sensitive manner

-Volunteers with experience and skills in areas such as fundraising, social media, marketing and other areas may be invited to help in various ongoing and one-time projects

Agency: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep | date posted: Mar 22, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


AmeriCorps Service Member

Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical literacy and life skills tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning initiatives, community gardening, outdoor education activities, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation and Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from September through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.

Agency: Youth Villages AmeriCorps | date posted: Apr 12, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Troop Leadership Team

By becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer, you can bring STEM, financial literacy, and outdoor programming to girls who need it the most. Our volunteers enable girls to build social and emotional skills, exemplify anti-bullying behavior, and develop confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills.

Agency: Girl Scouts of Colorado | date posted: Jun 28, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Aug 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


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